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Friday Figures: Big 12’s Strength, Andrew Jones’ Injury & Nick Weiler-Babb’s Excellence

Friday Figures is a weekly feature where we look at some of the most intriguing statistics from the Big 12. This week, we’ll focus on the league as a whole, what losing Andrew Jones means for Texas and the breakout season of Iowa State‘s Nick Weiler-Babb. The Big 12 is as good as ever. Show More Summary

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Big Ten Running Out of Non-Conference Chances

Michigan’s 59-52 win at Texas on Tuesday was important for the Big Ten, and not just because it could use some respect after taking a beating in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Rather, the road victory was big because it helps provide some much-needed heft to the league’s overall non-conference resume. Show More Summary

Morning Five: 12.15.17 Edition

We were surprised to hear that Charlotte had fired Mark Price yesterday morning partly because we had almost forgotten that he was coaching there and that it is still so early in the season. It turns out we weren’t the only ones whoShow More Summary

Tra Holder Getting More Than a Little Help From His Friends

Clarity is preferred. A clear head, a clear path, a clear lens. When we’re devoid of obstruction we tend to be more comfortable and successful. So while it will remain unclear just how good Arizona State is this season (ESPN hot takes), one thing seems clear: senior guard Tra Holder is getting clear looks. Show More Summary

On Florida State: It May Not Be A Down Year After All

Last season was one of the best in Florida State basketball history — the Seminoles won 26 games, finished tied for second place in the ACC, and earned a #3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Given the losses of his three best players from...Show More Summary

Yante Maten’s Decision to Return to Georgia Proving to be a Good One

Georgia’s Yante Maten entered his name into the NBA Draft last spring before making a deadline decision to return to Athens for his senior season. Despite appearing in only one NCAA Tournament game during his under-appreciated career, the fact that he was likely to become a second round pick was not the only reason he came back. Show More Summary

ACC Taking Stock: Volume III

Far be it from me to rain on the parade taking place in Chestnut Hill after Boston College’s stunning upset over the nation’s #1 team over the weekend, but buying high and selling low is no way to make a living. Make of it what you will,...Show More Summary

For Penn State to Contend, Balance and Depth Will be Key

Penn State’s dismantling of George Washington on Saturday was Nittany Lion basketball at its finest: All five starters scored in double-figures; the defense wreaked havoc with its ¾ court press; and the team crashed the offensive glass with authority. Show More Summary

Reinforcements Can Help Kansas, But Not Where the Jayhawks Need It Most

With the end of the semester approaching, 7-2 Kansas is due to receive some help with the addition of transfer Sam Cunliffe and the possibility of some combination of big men Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa coming on board as both work toward eligibility. Show More Summary

The 2017-18 RTC16: Week Four

The week of the upset came much earlier this season. Last week certainly called a great deal of attention to the sport of college basketball as several highly-ranked teams fell victim to unexpected losses. Former RTC16 mainstays Florida...Show More Summary

ACC Opener Analysis: Boston College Stuns Duke

We witnessed a number of surprising results in college basketball last week — Ball State winning at Notre Dame; Washington and Arizona State beating Kansas; Florida dropping a home game to Loyola-Chicago — but the biggest shocker might have occurred at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, on Saturday afternoon. Show More Summary

What’s Trending: Pre-Exams Week

What’s Trending is a column examining the week that was in college basketball social media. Matthew Eisenberg (@matteise) is your weekly host. Ball State’s Taylor Persons started his week with a game-winner against the Irish… A SHOCKER IN SOUTH BEND!@BallStateMBB takes down No. Show More Summary

Washington on the Come Up?

Washington, a team left for dead by the pundit class before the season even started, showed plenty of bark and bite earlier this week in snagging the Pac-12’s best non-conference win of the season versus #2 Kansas in Kansas City — functionally speaking, the Jayhawks’ alternate home court. Show More Summary

Ten Questions to Consider: Hall of Fame Classic Tips Off Weekend Action

The best way to start a weekend of college basketball is by having a quality triple-header on Friday night, and the Hall of Fame Classic in Los Angeles will deliver that to us. Trae Young Headlines a Strong Group of Teams in Los Angeles...Show More Summary

Friday Figures: Kansas’ Zone O, Baylor’s Rebounding Woes & Texas Tech’s Defense

After a couple of weeks off, Friday Figures is back to dive into some of the most interesting statistical notes from around the Big 12 with a look at issues surrounding Kansas, Baylor and Texas Tech. A smart game plan can make a bigShow More Summary

ACC Weekend Preview: December 8-10 Edition

It is expected to be a relatively quiet weekend in the ACC, but don’t miss the first conference game of the season and a couple more sneaky good matchups (all ratings are via KenPom and statistics are through the games of December 7). Saturday, December 9 Duke is All Smiles Entering ACC Play at #1 (USA Today Images) Duke (#5) at Boston College (#95). Show More Summary

SEC Stock Watch: 12.07.17 Edition

Now that the season is nearly a month old, it’s time to take stock of where the league stands. This is the debut of SEC Stock Watch for the 2017-18 season. Trending Up An Improved SEC. There was considerable discussion about SEC basketball being better this season, and so far, it has been. Show More Summary

Improved Junior Class Keeping North Carolina in the Hunt

After losing four key pieces from its 2016-17 National Championship team, many observers expected North Carolina to take a significant step backward this year. And with no proven frontcourt players returning to Chapel Hill, it was widely...Show More Summary

Xavier’s Revamped Offense Starts in the Paint

Anyone who is familiar with Xavier teams of recent years knows that Chris Mack‘s most frequently employed lineup features four perimeter players running a drive-and-dish philosophy that emphasizes excellent spacing. Given that the Musketeers...Show More Summary

TCU Looks To Solidify Itself With a Big Week

When we last checked in on TCU, the Horned Frogs were entering the season looking to parlay last year’s NIT title into the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid in two decades. Three weeks into the campaign, not much has changed other than perhaps the notion that Jamie Dixon‘s team could be even more formidable than originally forecasted. Show More Summary

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